Timothy Nulty

Associate Professor

Philosophy

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An introduction to philosophy as the persistent and methodical attempt to think clearly about universal problems of human life, such as ways of knowing and studies in value.

An introduction to philosophy as the persistent and methodical attempt to think clearly about universal problems of human life, such as ways of knowing and studies in value.

An introduction to philosophy as the persistent and methodical attempt to think clearly about universal problems of human life, such as ways of knowing and studies in value.

Philosophical theories of personal identity and selfhood. Topics covered include the Soul, Memory, Somatic, Psychological Continuity, or Narrative theories of personal identity; skepticism about personal identity; problems related to future selves; the unity of consciousness; or non-Western theories of personal identity.

Philosophical theories of personal identity and selfhood. Topics covered include the Soul, Memory, Somatic, Psychological Continuity, or Narrative theories of personal identity; skepticism about personal identity; problems related to future selves; the unity of consciousness; or non-Western theories of personal identity.

Survey of major themes and figures In existential philosophy, Historical background will be provided, and the course will cover important existential concepts, such as those regarding the nature of the self, authenticity, responsibility and choice, anxiety, perspectlvlsm, the meaning of death and of god,

Examination of the debate between theists and atheists. The course covers topics such as: miracles, mystical experiences, the nature and existence of god, pragmatic and epistemic justification for religious beliefs, pluralism and exclusivism and the immortality of the soul.

Study of the intentional structures of meditative states and experiences. The course aims to familiarize students with phenomenological theories of intentionality. A variety of meditative traditions are surveyed in terms of both techniques and outcomes. The debate between constructivists, who believe meditative experiences are always mediated by culture, concepts, and expectations, and perennialists, who deny that all meditative experiences are mediated, is examined.

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Online and Continuing Education Courses

Analytical and constructive study of central concepts and essential manifestations of religion. Both historical and contemporary readings are required.

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